S:1047 Distinction: Innovator vs. Imitator

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This is not an either/or Distinction. Both sides are useful. What’s important is to notice when you are in which mode. Culturally we revere and encourage innovation. It’s what drives most progress. Statues have been erected…Continue Reading →

S:1046 Distinction: Observe vs. See

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   To see is a function of physics – eyes, optic nerves, and signal processing. “That’s a boat. There’s a person. Those are puffy white clouds.” Seeing is an action. To observe transcends seeing by the addition…Continue Reading →

S:1045 Great Question: Delightfully Surprised?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “When was I last delightfully surprised?”   Coaching Point: Really, when was the last time you had a pleasant surprise? No, not the other kind, the oh-no-what-fresh-hell-is-this kind. I’m talking about the grin-inducing, uplifting kind of surprise. Here are some attributes and causes of…Continue Reading →

S:1044 Principle: Live Life Flowly

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Currently popular advice, in a world speeding up, is that you should slow down, live your life more slowly. All in all, not bad advice, but there is another side to it. It has to do with flow.…Continue Reading →